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FOX News
Nov 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
. >> biden's visit may rally the base riding on obama's coattails may not be enough in the 23rd congressional district. it is dominated by registered republicans who outnumber democrats and internally, the hoffman campaign says that their internal poll numbers are showing that the president's approval ratings here in this district are lower than across the national average. we're at a hoffman rally right now. wewe were at an an owens rally this morning. both candidates are rout looking for the last-minute votes. bret: the republican challenger is making life difficult for the democratic incumbent in new jersey. shannon bream is live tonight. good evening. aheading into tomorrow's election, the polls in new jersey could not be any tighter and with no easy way to predict a winner at this point, both the top candidates are working around the clock trying to sway minds an solidify their base going into elect day. >> you know it's an important election when your president comes here three times over four months. >> but half those visits translated to jon corzine. the latest quinnipiack poll shows
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 1:00am EST
, the unemployment, social security revenues are down. so now we are borrowing, president obama saying we are going to bar a $1.4 trillion in 2009 just to keep the federal budget going. going to be borrowing $9 trillion over the next ten years. now that means we will be doubling the national debt of the united states from the time the republic was created in the next nine years and that is an unsustainable amount of borrowing especially when we are so heavily dependent on china to buy the debt. now, to get a full idea what i mean by america for sale you can see the image we put on the cover of the book which is the tad of america has a sales tag the little red and so you can tie it on to something to be sold with the bar code, and so i am seeing with the social security checks maybe we ought to and starting to print social security checks at the bottom paid to you courtesy the china. we couldn't pay the social security checks or the medicare or the medicaid unfunded liabilities. in fact maybe we ought to go a step further. maybe we ought to just owls worse the social security up ministration to chi
FOX News
Nov 3, 2009 4:00am EST
: the obama administration is trying to put the best possible spin on the afghanistan election. white house correspondent wendell goler tells us how. >> president obama spoke at a picture-taking session with the prime minister of sweden minutes after placing a phone call to afghan president hamid karzai which mr. obama said was not just to congratulate him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter, based on improved governance, a much more serious effort to eradicate corruption. >> the president called the election messy. his aides said the democratic process worked in afghanistan even though the u.s.-backed leader tried to subvert it. >> two commissions determined that a serries are of votes, a big chunk of votes were fraudulent and they were thrown out as required, and the sitting president had to go through a second round. i think that demonstrates that the laws and institutions of afghanistan worked. >> u.s. officials said abdullah abdullah's decision not to contest the recount reflected his belief he had no chance to win, but aides sa
FOX News
Nov 15, 2009 4:00pm EST
here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
obama huddled with australian prime minister kevin rudd but took no questions on the new afghanistan and pakistan strategy he will announce tomorrow. at a white house meeting last night, the president issued orders to send upwards of 30,000 additional forces to afghanistan, nearly the amount urgently requested three months ago by general stanley mcchrystal. mr. obama's hand-picked commander in afghanistan. >> clearly general mcchrystal is getting most of what he wants, and therefore, it has to be seen, generally speaking, as a victory for his position. >> and a defeat for vice president biden who argued against sending more combat troops. with 68,000 u.s. fore forces there now, the white house says the additional forces costing roughly $30 billion a year will concentrate on training, not confronting al qaeda or the taliban. >> we are there to partner with the afghans, to train the afghan national security forces, the army and the poe and the poe popo police. that sour main mission. one white house correspondent calls it inept. >> our strategies should not rely upon an accelerated tra
PBS
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
. on the newshour this monday, the lead story: president obama in china, where he talked to students about freedom and censorship. >> the more information flows, the stronger the society becomes. >> lehrer: after the other news of the day, we'll have a big picture look at u.s.-china relations, and a sampling of how people in beijing view the american president. then, gwen ifill updates the general motors bankruptcy, as it announces plans to begin paying off its bailout debt to the federal government. elizabeth brackett reports on the debate about oil mined in canada and refined in the u.s. and jeffrey brown talks to author robert edsel about his new book on art that was looted by the nazis in world war ii. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? every day, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this
PBS
Nov 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
." >> president obama will go to the climate changed conference in copenhagen with a promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions. israel proposes temporary restrictions on expanding settlements but they don't apply to east jerusalem. the iraq inyearry days before the invasion, now intelligence raises doubts about saddam hussein's program. >> welcome to viewers around the globe. coming up later for you, the recession winners. meet the workers retraining for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career past you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launches anti-mafia package holidays. >> hello. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with him. he palace pledged to cut carbon emissions by 17% by "20/20." it reverses the policy of the bush administration, and in the current state of american politics, it is risky. it is enough when world leaders meet next month? ad brooks
FOX News
Nov 26, 2009 4:00am EST
: next on "special report," president obama says he will attend the climate summit negotiate month. we have the latest on the president's yum cop upcoming announcement on afghanistan troop levels and we look at good news and bad news for the economy, and we'll show >> recovering you a recovery already underway in one part of the country. all that plus the panel. "special report" starts now. welcome to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the white house is characterizing president obama's decision to go to next month's u.n. climate change conference as a sign of his commitment to find a solution to global warming, but recently discovered e-mails from climate scientists have many people doubting how legitimate that threat is. white house correspondent wendell goler explains. >> aides announced the president will stop in copenhagen near the start of the climate change conference before going to oslo, norway to receive the nobel peace prize. environmentalists will be watching. >> we're looking for a signal that climate and clean energy are going to be the next legislative prio
FOX News
Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
that underscores the economic challenges that lie ahead. >> speaking this morning in the rose garden , mr. obama pointed out there are hopeful signs amid the economic gloom, like the fact that the economy grew by 3.5% in the third quarter of this year. >> but history tells us that job growth always lags behind economic growth, which is why we have to continue to pursue measures that will create new jobs, although it will take time, and it will take patience, i am confident that our economy will recover. i'm confident that we're moving in the right direction. >> republicans are not so confident. house majority leader john boehner insists the president's economic policies are not getting the job done when it comes to creating jobs. >> today's report is just another reminder that american families and small businesses are still struggling as the white house response continues to fall short. >> still a sore point with republicans, this obama administration draft that was widely circulated last january predicting that unemployment would be held to 8% if congress would only pass the $787 billion stimu
WETA
Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
. on the newshouthis monday, the lead story: psident obama in china, where he talkedo students aboutreedom and censohip. >> the more iormation flowsthe stronger the society becomes. >> lehrer: after the otr news of the day, we'll have big cture look at u.s.-china retions, and a sampling of how people in beijing view the american psident. then, gwen ill updates the general tors bankruptcy, as it anunces plans to begin paying off its bailout bt to the deral government. elizabethrackett reports on the debate about oil mined cada and refined in the u.s. and jeffrey brown tal to authorobert edsel about his ew book on art that was loot by the nazis in rld war ii. major funding for the wshour with jim lehrer is pvided by: >> what theorld needs now is nergy. the energy tget the economy mming again. the energy to tackle cllenges like clate change. what if that energy me from an energyompany? every day chevron invests $62 millioin people, in ideas-- seing, teaching, building. fuelg growth around e world to moves all ahead. thiis the power of human eney. hevron. d by toyota. and monsanto. d by grant thornton. >>
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2009 1:00pm EST
between elements of the business community willing to support the direction obama is going and the fact is virtually uniform opposition even among republicans in congress while that is occurring? >> 60 votes in the senate, the margins in the house -- let's talk as pollsters. here's what is important -- when you ask people was the stimulus a good idea or bad idea, it was $787 billion. there were some republican ideas that were good ideas and would do more to create jobs that were ignored. in late march, they bought general motors and chrysler. what happened is that back to back in a three day time frame, people said another trillion dollars and for a lot of americans, they said what? the american government owns general motors and chrysler? governments don't own big companies in america. what ruptured? what ruptured is the concern that there is way too much in spending and to be fair, it's not the president's fault. but when you say -- and the combined the billions of dollars, there is one huge massive spending and as a stimulus package. . >> what happens is the republican p
CNN
Nov 22, 2009 2:00pm EST
to our program. it's been an interesting week for president obama. he's back from his trip to asia but staring at the same problems he left behind. obama has made peace in the middle east and the war in afghanistan his top foreign policy priorities. but policy on both is now on shaky ground. the administration has been undermining president hamid karzai of afghanistan from the start. but top u.s. officials were there in kabul this week when karzai was sworn in for a second time. he used his inauguration address to announce a crackdown on corruption. and he pledged to shift the security burden to his own troops in five years. but can he do it? we have an exclusive with a key karzai ally, the afghan interior minister, and a fascinating counterpoint from one of karzai's main rivals. then the middle east, with the peace process hopelessly deadlocked, can a new jewish lobby here in the united states shake up the status quo in washington, put its stamp on u.s. policy and rival apac? jeremy ben-ami sits down with me for a face-to-face debate on u.s.-israel policy with a member of the old
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 4:30am EST
has put the elect in jeopardy. that complicates matters for the obama administration on the skrernlg of deciding whether to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan backing a government many consider i will legit mal. katherine brown reports. >> reporter: the top challenger has walked away. >> i will not participate in the november 7th election. >> reporter: that all but guarantees the current president, hamid karzai, will remain in power after saturday's runoff vote. but casts further doubt on on the legitimacy of a government already riddled with charges of skrupgs. abdullah abdullah believes a fair election is impossible and urged afghans not to accept the results. his supporters hope the results will eventually be thrown out and a new election scheduled for the spring. u.n. officials called for the runoff after they found nearly 1/3 of karzai's votes in the first round were fraud uhe lebt. if u.n. officials decide to go ahead with the election, karzai spokesperson insistses it will be be free of corruption. >> we will deal with the government, there are obviously there are issues we
WHUT
Nov 28, 2009 7:00pm EST
, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. it is a decision that the americans hope will lend momentum to the negotiations to limit greenhouse emissions. they hope the trip will help america's image. they hope that obama's america will be a central player in the treaty. it does not seem likely the treaty will emerge from copenhagen. obama said he did want a firm political agreement from copenhagen could take the world towards a climate change treaty next year. >> we have just two weeks before the beginning of copenhagen. it is essential that all countries to what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confro
CNN
Nov 29, 2009 11:00am EST
on television. "sound of sunday" for november 29th. >>> as president obama prepares to announce his new afghanistan strategy, key members of his own democratic party warn he must strike a difficult balance, persuading the american people that sending more troops now is the key to getting out of afghanistan as soon as possible. >> think he has to make a speech that shows that all of our efforts are pointed to our reduced presence in afghanistan, but i think he has to also indicate again and again how critical is it is to our national security. >> but a key republican senator says one thing the commander in chief must not demonstrate is a weakening of u.s. resolve. >> you cannot signal that they are going to be doing their part, but then as soon as it's inconvenient for us to stay, we begin to leave because that's exactly what we've done in the past. that's exactly what they fear. i talked to tribal leaders in kandahar. that's what they feared. they want us to make sure the job is done before we leave and that's why all of the talk about an exit strategy is dangerous and tells the taliban
FOX News
Nov 9, 2009 6:00pm EST
. president obama and congressional democrats celebrated passing the house healthcare bill this weekend after liberals reluctantly accepted a compromise that restricted abortion funding. as jim angle reports, an even tougher challenge lies ahead once the legislation heads to the senate. >> the bill is passed. >> nancy pelosi was barely able to get the reform bill through the house but senators say the hard part is just beginning. >> anyone can offer any amendment on any subject in the senate,s whereas in the house, the amendments are limited greatly, and so therefore, if you thought it was hard in the house, it's going to be harder in the senate. >> as long as there's at least a half dozen democrats that don't want it, there might even be more than that. >> it was a bill written by liberals for liberals. the house bill is dead on arrival in the senate. look at how it passed, 220-215. >> five-vote margin because speaker pelosi lost 39 democrats who voted no. harry reid has to win all the democrats as well as independent senator joe lieberman and lieberman, like several democratic senators is o
FOX News
Nov 15, 2009 12:00pm EST
a warehouse to house the gitmo detine knees. president obama promised to close the place for next year. julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> although no decision has been announced, an obama administration official tells us a near empty prison is an option for detain tees from guantanamo bay. an idea backed by the governor wood would allow the federal bure reof prisons to buy the prison and turn it into a supermax facility. the prison is in a small town called thompson village, 150 miles west of chicago. local proponents of the idea say it will bring 3,000 much-needed jobs to the area. but there is plenty of opposition for those who say it's horrible way to help the local economy and make the area a terror target. >> i can't imagine the people of illinois would like to have the prisoners encars rated in the state. there may be some local officials who support it but i expect it will be a huge issue in illinois, probably in the u.s. senate race up there next year. >> a huge issue is decision by the obama administration to bring khalid sheikh mohammed and the alleged 9/11 mastermind a
CNN
Nov 24, 2009 11:00am EST
opening a state visit to the white house. president obama set to are reveal his war strategy for afghanistan within days and how cnn hero status changed his life saving clinics in kenya. i'm tony harris and you're in the "cnn newsroom." >>> president obama meeting this hour with the leader of the world's largest democracy. prime minister manmohan singh arrived two hours ago at the white house. this is the first official state visit of the obama presidency. they will hold a news coverage this hour. jill dougherty joining us with a preview. why india for the president's first state visit? >> reporter: just take the word that the president used and that is indispensable. there are issues of nuclear power, terrorism, climate change, disease, hunger, poverty and even afghanistan. it's really a broad range and that's what the two leaders are talking about right now. they will be coming out as you mentioned and having very brief comments and taking a couple of questions from reporters. it's a big day with a very busy agenda. and both leaders stressing the potential of this economica
PBS
Nov 12, 2009 6:00pm EST
to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama has ordered his top advisers to revise the afghan war options they presented him. that word came today after the top u.s. diplomat in afghanistan warned against sending large new numbers of troops. judy woodruff has our lead story report. >> reporter: the president's call for new troop options came with 68,000 americans already on the ground, and calls for 40,000 more, from commanding general stanley mcchrystal. but the u.s. ambassador, retired lieutenant general karl eikenberry, reportedly has strongly advised against major new deployments until the afghan government confronts widespread corruption. reports of classified cables sent from eikenberry to president obama were splashed across the front pages of major newspapers today. the ambassador's advice seemed to be reflected in a white house statement issued last night. it read: "after years of substantial investments by the american people, governance in afghanistan must improve in a reasonable period of time." news accounts said four proposals were o
WHUT
Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
conclude that operations against rebels in condo have failed. a defining partnership with india, obama looks to events since his inauguration. two million pilgrims converged in mecca. the campaign to get tourists in sicily to spend the money in crime-free places. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington. the democratic republic of congo -- the most united nations peacekeeping operations have failed to deal with the ongoing crisis. an internal report leaks to the bbc that a major operation supported by the un has not only failed to ask the group, but has made the crisis far worse. peter has just returned from the region. >> the eastern democratic republic of congo is not supposed to look like this anymore. earlier this year the military with the backing of peacekeepers from the un had an offensive to crush rebels and calmed the region. instead eight agencies say tt it has led to more miserable camps, more rape and suffering than ever before. >> we have nothing left says one former. when there is gunfire you do not have time to take your belongings. >> now according to an internal u.n. report the m
FOX News
Nov 17, 2009 6:00am EST
. in an interview she did with abc, she says president obama was incorrect and disingenuous on the whole death panel thing. she says, "he is not lying in that those two words, death panels, will not be found in any of the thousands of pages of different variations." gretchen: the other interesting thing, and we talked about this earlier when the first "oprah" clips came out, that she did not slam levi johnston at all in this interview for the most part. that was a change. because in the last couple of months there have been a lot of barbs thrown against levi johnston, the father of her daughter's baby. and in this interview she actually did sort of a joke about his decision to pose for "playgirm" and -- "playgirl" and she invited him over for thanksgiving dinner. think it was smart on her part to not continue the barb throwing. when asked the $24 million question about whether or not she will run for president in 2012 said that "right now it is not on my radar screen." brian: that thing is going to be a bestseller. she'll be on "hanity" tomorrow night. she will sit down with o'reilly after that. and
FOX News
Nov 27, 2009 9:00am EST
to ask you as well, an israeli minister has made the headlines today by calling the obama administration "awful." what is that about? >> you can see here in the most popular she brewed daily -- basically, the obama administration is horrible. she is a cultural administration secretary here. he says there is a lot of pressure being put on the prime minister over the settlement freeze and she does not then be the position he is being put in. the prime minister's office was very quick, i will tell you, do distance themselves from these comments. jamie: there is a lot going on in the region. we will be talking to an ambassador about the situation in iran as well. thank you. kelly: new developments in the international community's response to iran's nuclear ambitions. the iaea voting to sensor iran moving forward on its nuclear programs. the iaea supported the resolution, backed by the u.s., russia, china, britain, and other nations. the iaea's decision essentially marks the first action it has taken against iran in nearly four years. israel's ambassador to the u.n. will be with us. daniel am
ABC
Nov 2, 2009 4:30am EST
presidential candidate. president obama h h been counting on a clean election in afghanistan as he weighs sending 40,000 more u.s troops there.e. but hopes for a legitimate process are now all but lost after president hamid karz's main challenger dropped out of the race. here's david kerley. >> reporter: they will all feel the effect. the more than 100,000 allied troops, the afghan people, of this man's decision to quit next weekend's presidential runoff. >> i will not participate in the november 7th elections. >> reporter:r:bdullah abdullah's exit from the presidential race hands victory to the incumbent, president hamid karzai, a victory that is tainted by massive fraud in the first election back in august. still, abdullah urged his followers to remain calm. >> so that's the call for myself, not to go to the reets, no demonstrations. >> reporter: presisint karzai is set to rule the war-torn nation for another five years partnering with the u.s. amidst accusations he is ineffective and corrupt. >> i think it's time for us to stop beating up on president karzai and start building up presi
CNN
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
saying that president obama has the information he needs to make a decision. we got that word late last night after the president met with his national security team for a ninth time. our elaine quijano was working the story from the pentagon and what are you learning about the president's decision? >> well, kiran, we know that meeting was slated to start last night in the white house situation room around 8:00 local time, and we're told that it wrapped up some two hours later at 10:00 p.m. afterwards white house press secretary robert gibbs described the meeting as a rigorous final meeting and he said that president obama now has the information he wants and needs to make a decision. he also said that the president plans to announce that decision within days. the president has met with members of his war council since september nine times. one thing that was interesting to note in the photo that white house released of last night's meeting we saw someone there who's not traditionally thought of as part of the president's war council, that is the president's budget chief, peter orszag.
FOX News
Nov 15, 2009 7:00pm EST
coming together for a nuclear-free world? as president obama makes his first ever visit to china as commander-in-chief, the u.s. and russia clear a major hurdle for a new armed control deal. in the meantime, the president shares sharp words for another country that's become a thorn in america's side. fallout from the decision to put suspected al-qaeda tris on trial in new york city. democrats defending the move, republicans slamming it. >> when the foreman of that jury stands up and delivers the victim, not empowered by the religious if a natsism, but the constitution, he'll know he's wrong. this seems to be the rights of terrorists and lack of concerns for the public. >> and a plan to put gitmo detainees in america's heartland causing another big controversy. why some in one small town see it as an economic boon. plus, a massive offensive in afghanistan underway right now. u.s. and french troops going after the taliban. and just when you thought the housing market couldn't get any worse, why selling a foreclosed home may now be harder than ever before. and an all-out push by one
PBS
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama began filling in key international leaders today on his new war strategy for afghanistan. it was part of the final run-up to his announcement, in a nationally televised address tomorrow night. ray suarez has our lead story report. >> suarez: the president informed his top civilian and military aides of the decision last night, and set in motion a far-reaching overhaul of u.s. policy in afghanistan. the centerpiece is expected to be the deployment of up to 35,000 additional american troops raising the total to some 100,000. the first to go are likely to be 9,000 u.s. marines moving into southern helmand province, a center of taliban resistance. but it's already clear the president faces opposition in congress. vermont independent bernie sanders was on abc yesterday: >> i have a real problem supporting 30,000 or 40,000 more troops and $100 billion more a year for that war on top of what we're spending in iraq. >> suarez: today, white house spokesman robert gibbs said the issue of cost, not only in li
FOX News
Nov 16, 2009 6:00am EST
words, they have got a choice, civil liberties which the barack obama administration has made a case for or opening up all these national secrets, the security secrets and how did we get them and can a lead sheik mohammed, peter, has the right to ask for everything we have got. peter: constitutional rights as if he were a american brought before a federal court in new york city. and this is a delicate balance that will have to be buttressed here. how much cia intelligence? how much department of defense intelligence? how much fbi intelligence comes out in the wash in this trial? and what's the greater good? gretchen: to me, the biggest thing to me is that there is no guarantee that you get a conviction. so you could ostensibly have these guys walking free. that, to me, is the biggest problem in this whole thing amongst all of the other reasons like how do you know what judge is going to be assigned to it? will it be a judge that believes that the constitutional rights of even a 9/11 terrorist are more important than a conviction? in other words, could they throw out some of the evide
WHUT
Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> during a visit to china, president obama meets with students and speaks out about what he calls universal rights. the chinese limited access to his speech. >>> we'll take you to israel, to africa and east timor, to show you how rapidly chinese influence is expanding around the world. >>> our "signature" story is from denmark where the winds of change brought more wd power and made plenty of danes rich. >>> in australia, now elderly people shed tears for the childhood they never had. we'll tell you why. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good ening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. >>> president obama spoke openly and bluntly today about the benefits of individual freedoms in a country known for
FOX News
Nov 26, 2009 1:00pm EST
the note into policy, pressuring president obama's -- crashing president obama's state dinner. they even got a photograph with vice-president joe biden. the whole night was posted on their facebook. wendell goler has more. this is a surprise to any season when house reporter, like yourself. >> the secret service identified a checkpoint that did not follow procedure. the white house may have questions for some of its own staffers because the failure may involve both white house aides and secret service. these checkpoints are usually staffed by a white house aide and a secret service agent. the party crushers would have had to convince the staff for that they were inadvertently left off the list and then they would have told the secret service agent that it was ok to let them in. that said, stickers service officials are embarrassed but said that they were checked like everyone else and it does not appear that they got close to the president or first lady, but as you can see, they got close to the vice-president. they can expect to answer some questions, although it is not clear if they wi
HLN
Nov 29, 2009 7:00am EST
obama's state dinner say they want a six figure payment for an interview. that, at least, is according to a tv executive that spoke to the "associated press" on condition of anonymity. they also told them that tareq and michaele salahi said to get their bids in. >>> looks like black friday ended up being a mixed bag. shoppers flocked to the stores but sales nationwide were up by just .5%. sales are expected to increase by nearly 2% for the entire holiday season. the nation real tail federation predicted more people would go shopping but spent less. tomorrow is cybermonday when many people shop online. >>> we still don't know much about the car accident that send tiger woods to the hospital. he is not talking yet. as susan candiotti reports, that is only fueling the mystery surrounding the incident. >> reporter: the cracked-up front end of what's believed to be tiger woods cadillac suv, photos provided anonymously to cnn affiliate, the shots taken after the golfing phenom crashed into a fire hydrant at the end of his driveway and slammed into the neighbor's tree. >> he was on the ground
PBS
Nov 4, 2009 5:30pm EST
a few months ago. >> one year into his presidency, the honeymoon appears to be over for barack obama. the republican party has claimed victories in the states of new jersey and virginia. republicans are talking about a comeback could double this change the shape of the -- republicans are talking about a comeback. could this change the shape of politics? how important is this for barack obama and the democrats? >> the republicans are saying that this is a slap against the government in washington. critics say that this was about local issues. this was not about barack obama and his style of government. i think that the democrats and mr. obama have to be worried about some things that we learned in the exit polls. a lot of independent voters who helped propel barack obama went to the right. when they came out of the polling stations, they cited the massive growth in government spending, the deficit, the economy. they are going towards the conservative vote. also, a lot of young voters that came out in strength in 2008 were simply not there when you look at virginia and new jersey. >> t
FOX News
Nov 28, 2009 12:00pm EST
president obama announces his decision on the way forward in afghanistan on tuesday night, will it be too little too late? joining me to discuss that question from the american university, former pakistani ambassador to the u.s., dr. ahmed and from the military side one of our military analysts major general bob scales. good to have you here today to talk about this. >> hi, brian. >> brian: let's talk about it, first of all, from a sort of a diplomatic standpoint. the president is going to apparently ramp up to some degree military forces inside afghanistan. now, your thoughts about that and how will he be received in the region? >> brian, my feeling is that the number of troops is not going to change the outcome of the war. it will make a difference, but not change it. what will change the outcome will be a strategy. president obama really needs to give a clear-cut strategy which ensures the long-term people's relationship which guards interest of america, relationship with afghanistan and pakistan and that's a difficult order because right now you have unpopular, leaders. >> theoretica
FOX News
Nov 26, 2009 9:00am EST
captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> president obama announces his troops strategy on tuesday night. good morning, kelly wright. and jamie: happy thanksgiving, everyone. and the long-awaited decision is coming after months, after the top commander in afghanistan asked for additional troops to help battle insurgents and of cut debt. caroline shively has more on the expected decision and the possible fallout, too. >> i can tell you a little bit about the speech. the president of talk about numbers of troops, time lines, and benchmarks. senior officials tell us to expect about 30,000 more troops. some marines, some fighters, and some trainers. i believe we have a total of the president in july last year with the troops. also, do not expect a solid end date but rather more specific strategies. jamie: how specific do we expect the president to be? we are already telling al-qaeda and the insurgent that we are not going to be there in nine years, so house pacific will the actual strategy? >> he will leave that to the pentagon, most likely. he may talk about, in general, do we need a quick,
FOX News
Nov 2, 2009 9:00am EST
has president obama been doing there? kelly: basically he is trying to promote the man who is an incumbent, someone who could take on the challenge of running the garden state and the good works that he claims he has done. he is facing quite a threat from the republican challenger, chris christie. the governor yesterday basically stated that the president is his hero. the president said that this crisis that we are trying to get out of has been peddled by the republican party for years. the president said that this mess was created when he was sworn in. the race is in a dead heat. bill: put out that fire down the street. kelly: not coming here, fortunately. [laughter] bill: from new jersey to virginia, what is the investment by the white house on that side? >> a tough race for them. the democratic candidate is double digits behind the republican candidate, who has been winning the kinds of supporters that the president got during the election. independent voters, moderate republicans, bob mcconnell has been taking a strong message to them. as a result of that, deeds has bac
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2009 1:00pm EST
over this is hln. i'm virginia cha. president obama landed in china this morning. he met russian president at an international summit in singapo singapore. and the president said things look good. >> my first meeting when we traveled to moscow. our two countries to begin reducing our stockpiles. made progress over the last several months and our goal continues to be to complete the negotiatations and be able to sign a deal before the end of the year and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urgency about it, we should be able to get that done. >> president oobalma and the russian leader also talked about iran. time is running out for tehran to do something about its nuclear program. the u.s. and russia will keep pushing iran diplomatically and there are other options if that fa fails, but he didn't offer any details. >>> president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics, but he's bringing some tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. the host gets to dictate what the guests wear. the president says he looks f
FOX News
Nov 9, 2009 9:00pm EST
the hoops obama has been jumping through to avoid you calling this terrorism, it's an act of violence, they're comparing it to the columbine shooter. look, you don't have to have a group to commit a terrorist act. a lone wolff can do it. the difference between murder and terrorism is motivation. this guy obviously had a political motivation which makes it terrorism. it makes the first domestic occurrence on american soil since 9/11. sean: why won't anybody say what you just said and i've said? >> i don't know. this is the first attack since 9/11 and it's a consequence of the unilateral disarmament barack obama has brought to the intelligence community. sean: it's not a war on terror, this is man-caused disaster. we're not allowed to use the word "terror." >> and you see the psychological history and grumbling and all that so he doesn't have to lynn to -- listen to terrorist attacks before sean: coming up, karl rove will join us. and on the eve of her book, carrie frageon is here to talk about a sex tape that may be in the hands of the media and a report the fort hood suspect attempted to co
FOX News
Nov 20, 2009 6:00am EST
and, instead, trying to help her friend barack obama. anyway, when sarah palin was on the oprah show, her ratings were up 36%. but then the day after she appeared on oprah, ratings were down 32%. went up for the governor back down. gretchen: interesting thing is whether or not the palin camp and advisors would have allowed her to go on oprah because they did not allow her to go on bill o'reilly's show when she was campaigning that was revealed last night when she actually called bill o'reilly at home and said she really did want to come on his show but the advisors said she should not go on his show for some unknown reason. last night she did make an appearance in the no spin zone. bill really focused last night on the attacks that she had taken from the katie couric interview and whether or not john mccain had scolded her for the way she did that interview. take a look. bill: clearly in your book you feel that katie couric was out to get you. >> i let the transcripts speak for itself and readers will decide for themselves if she had any kind of bias or nonobjective. bill: you think
WETA
Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
widespread corruption. reports of classified cles sent from eikenrry to esident obama were splashed across e front pages of major newspapers today. t ambassador's advice seemed to be reflected in ahite house statemt issued last night. it read: "afteyears of substantial investments bthe american peoe, governance in afghanistan musimprove in a reasonable piod of time." news accountsaid four propols were on the table thursday as the prident met again with his nationasecurity team. today however, defee secretary robert gates nfirmed mr. obama wanted something different. e option was to add 30,000 o more troops to take on the taliban in targeted, keareas. the otr three ranged from a small influx of forces to th 4000 general mcchrystal has asked r. the eventsn the u.s. could add to the pressure on ahan presint hamid karzai, after his default re-eltion earlier this mont secretary of state hillary clinn underscored that point today, during a stopn the ilippines. >> we're lookg to president karzaias he forms a new government, to takaction that will demonstrate-- n to the internional community-- but f
CNN
Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
. >>> happening now, president obama is holding two major meetings, one with his cabinet and another with his war council, and we are told that the president could make his decision on afghanistan as early as tonight. now alleged 9/11 terrorists could get a megaphone and shout some hateful anti-american views. wait until you hear the intentions of khalid shaikh mohammed and the four other 9/11 defendants at their new york civilian trial. >>> and could your walls be destroying your home making you sick and you don't even know it? there are alarming findings about chinese drywall. wolf blitzer is off. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> even amid a holiday week urgent matters of life and death, the economy, here at home, there are grave matters of life and death that are in afghanistan and all of this, of course, requires the president's attention. it's all on his plate. today the president is holding two major meetings. there's one with his cabinet, and in just a few hours the
FOX News
Nov 2, 2009 6:00am EST
her support behind the democratic owens. in new jersey, thank you, president obama held rallies in cam den and newark to give last-minute health to governor corzine. is he locked in a tight race with republican challenger chris christie. right now that race a statistical dead heat despite the involve of independent candidate chris dag get. virginia crisscross the states one more day. bob mock donald is expected to defeat democrat creigh deeds. suspect accused of murdering four men at a television store just arrested. police arrested the suspect across the state line in virginia a few hours ago now. police had been looking for gonzalez since yesterday when he allegedly gunned down four men in a parking lot. officers say the shootings do not appear to be random and that the men were at the store for a reason. a desperate attempt to find survivors underway this morning after a boat sinks in remote seas off australia. the boat started taking on water near the co-coast cocos islands. refugees trying to seek asylum. lending giant cit group says it's drowning in debt, despite getting more tha
CBS
Nov 29, 2009 6:00pm EST
facing president obama, including his the many challenges facing president obama, including his sagging poll numbers. caused by a completely blocked artery, be a very busy week for president president obama. with a speech on tuesday explaining his strategy in afghanistan, the senate beginning debate on the health care bill and a scheduled job summit. that all may be taking a toll on the president's popularity, which has sunk below the 50% mark. this according to the latest gallup daily tracking poll. joining me to discuss the president's situation are senior political correspondents jeff greenfield here in new york and john dickerson in washington. good evening. >> good evening. >> mitchell: jeff, how concerned should the white house be about these poll numbers? >> here's what history says for the last 40-something years, when a president's approval rating drops below 50%, his party loses an average of 41%, which is exactly the margin the democrats have in the house. they also have to be concerned that wavering democrats in congress looking at those numbers may be less inclined to follo
PBS
Nov 5, 2009 5:30pm EST
for president january 24, it is a serious problem for mr. obama's peace process, isn't it? >> yes, it is a very big blow to the american efforts. now, when president obama came to office, the palestinians were very hopeful that he might be able to bring them independence, but mr. obama failed to bring about a freeze on the construction of jewish settlements, and maybe mr. abbas is thinking now that if is he not -- if mr. obama is not able to achieve that, will he be able to persuade israel to make the painful concessions needed for peace? so i think this is a really strong signal to the americans that making peace with mr. abbas may be difficult, but without him, it will be very much harder >> bethany, many thanks for that. let's move you around the globe more briefly. the u.n.'s yugoslav war crimes court has appointed a lawyer to represent a former bosnian serb leader who has insisted on representing himself but so far has mostly failed to appear complaining that he has too little time to prepare. the next court date is march 1st tsvangirai has bought off the unity government for three weeks,
HLN
Nov 10, 2009 1:00am EST
president obama for resolutely opposing this twisted u.n. resolution. [applause] i applaud the overwhelming vote last week in the american congress condemning this biased report. [applause] i know that there are many canadian friends here today. [cheering] i extend to you my thanks to the canadian government and prime minister stephen harper for their strong defense of israel's right for self-defense. [applause] last week i watched a joint exercise of the idf and some 4000 american soldiers. the exercise was aimed to improve israel's air defenses against incoming missiles. i salute these american soldiers and i thank the president, their commander-in- chief, president obama, for his continued support of israel's security. [applause] on behalf of the people of israel, i send our condolences to the families of american service women and servicemen who were killed in fort hood last week. my friends, my government is working to advance peace. we're not just talking peace. we are doing things. things that have not been done for decades. we have removed hundreds of security points, roadblocks, ch
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
. tomorrow, president obama will host his first state dinner for manmohan singh. guest arrivals and toes will be covered at 9:00 p.m. eastern. tonight, that neutrality, the wireless spectrum and improving broadband service in the u.s.. julius genachowski on c-span2. the new york times is changing its policy on players concussions, requiring neurologists to review those policies. you can see that during tonight at 9:15 p.m. eastern here on c- span. thanksgiving week, on c-span, a look at politics in america. a look ahead to 2012. what is fair in politics? the will of the media. also, tuesday night, the first state dinner as president obama welcomes indian prime minister manmohan singh. the indian prime minister is in the nation's capital this week for talks with president obama. right now, he is at the council of foreign relations to talk about the agenda, including climate change, the global economy, afghanistan and nuclear technology. we will have live coverage when it gets under way, right here on c-span. [indistinct chatter] [in distant chatter [indistinct chatter] [indistinct chatter
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